ITEM 18359

2004 Colgin Cellars IX Estate Red Wine Napa Valley

$349.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

97WA 96ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2004

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

colgin cellars

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 points

The same could be said for the 2004 IX Estate Proprietary Red, a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. Deep purple to the rim with sweet blackberry, creosote, camphor, forest floor and fruitcake notes, sweet tannin and a layered mouthfeel, this wine builds incrementally offering up power, but also elegance. It is a spectacular wine from a great site. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Review Date: April 2014

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 96 points

(59% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 13% cab franc and 6% petit verdot) Opaque ruby. Flamboyant aromas of black fruits, licorice, smoke, crushed stone, black tea, lavender and wild sage. Sweet, lush and densely packed, with the wild character following through in the mouth. This comes across as a bit less oaky than the estate's other cabernet-based wines, which are aged entirely in Taransaud barrels (this one is about three-quarters Taransaud). The higher percentage of franc here adds freshness, as well as notes of black tea and rustic herbs. Energetic and firmly built, but quite backward in the context of the vintage. Still, there's terrific fruit here in comparison, the Cariad seems less sweet today.

Review Date: May 2007